My Mother's Murder

Tortoise Media

My Mother's Murder


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Daphne Caruana Galizia spent her career uncovering corruption at the highest levels of politics on the Mediterranean island of Malta. As an investigative journalist in this tiny, tightly-knit country her surname became redundant – she was known simply as Daphne. She stood out as a lone voice in an increasingly hostile environment. She endured arson attacks and arrests, until October 2017, when she was murdered in a car bomb attack. In this series, her son Paul Caruana Galizia, returns home to make sense of what led to his mother’s murder. But within a day of returning, events take an unexpected and momen...

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Score: 5

Nicola Spendlove • Discover Pods Mar 4, 2020

"One of the stand-out features of this podcast when compared to other true crime series is the political and social element it brings to the table. Paul points out in the first episode that in order to fully tell his mother’s story, he must also tell the story of Malta – and interweaving the two in as seamless and accessible a manner as he accomplishes is no mean feat. Another striking feature of My Mother’s Murder is the balanced way in which someone so intimately involved in an ongoing case manages to present the facts of the situation. This is made even more impressive by the fact that Paul only took his first journalism job a year ago..."

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